18 local events you don’t want miss this November

November is packed with things to do around Charlotte. Here’s our roundup.

Once-on-this-Island
Tony Award-winning musical “Once on This Island” runs Nov. 12 through Nov. 17 at the Belk Theater. Photo courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Maria Howell

Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Middle C Jazz, 300 S. Brevard St.
Starting at $40, get your tickets

Vocalist, actress and Gastonia native Maria Howell is the opening act for Charlotte’s newest jazz club.

Jidenna – 85 to Africa Tour

Sunday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
$25, get your tickets

The “Classic Man” stops in the QC to perform past hits and tracks from his new album, which blends his African heritage with his hip-hop flare.

EpicFest

Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E. 7th St.
Free, more info

This free literary festival connects youth with nationally recognized children’s and young adult authors and illustrators. Activities include a family festival, teens writer’s workshop, book signings and more.

Get Down In Old Town: Fall Celebration

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Rock Hill Brewing Co., 121 Caldwell St., Rock Hill
Free, more info

Spend a fall afternoon with food, craft beer, axe-throwing and more.

CLT s’MACdown: Mac-n-Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting

Saturday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Carolina Union Volleyball Club, 2530 Whitehall Park Dr.
$35, get your tickets

Charlotte chefs compete for your votes on the best mac-and-cheese in Charlotte. Enjoy samples from local eateries and watch who wins the title as s’MACdown champs.

The 2019 AMG Heritage Awards

Saturday, Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.
Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Starting at $25, get your tickets

Regina Belle and Montell Jordan host this year’s awards ceremony with 25 awards presented to artists in various categories.

Big K.R.I.T. – From The South With Love

Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
$25, get your tickets

Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. (King Remembered in Time) has been a name in the music industry for nearly a decade. K.R.I.T. brings his high-energy “From the South with Love” tour to the QC. He’s joined by Rapsody, the North Carolina rapper who has steadily been building her fan base.

The Classic Black Cinema Series – “Bright Road”

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, 551 S. Tryon St.
$6-$9, free for members, get your tickets

Dorothy Dandridge stars in the 1953 film about a young teacher in the South who’s determined to get a troubled student through the school year.

HBCU Culture Homecoming Band Showcase

Sunday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m.
Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Starting at $20, get your tickets

Marching bands from six Historically Black Colleges and Universities celebrate the spirit of homecoming. Schools include Winston-Salem State University, N.C. A&T State University, Benedict College, Fort Valley State University, Talladega College and Virginia State University.

“Once on This Island”

Tuesday, Nov. 12 – Sunday, Nov. 17
Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St.
Starting at $25, get your tickets

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, “Once on This Island” is set in the Caribbean and tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world and ready to risk everything for love.

Unplugged+Live Concert Series

Friday, Nov. 15, 7:15 p.m.
The Hut, 413 Johnston Dr., Pineville
Free, register

End your week with the monthly concert series featuring independent singer-songwriters. This month, enjoy the vocal stylings of Shannon Grier and Morgan Bosman.

TRAP Karaoke: Charlotte

Friday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
$22-$42, get your tickets

Assemble your squad and get on stage to sing along with your favorite party tracks.

Fall Cupcake and Beer Pairing

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m.
Catawba Brewing Co., 933 Louise Ave. #105
$35-$40, get your tickets

Join Natosha Fleming of August June Desserts and food blogger Jenelle Kellam as they pair fall-flavored beer selections with gourmet cupcakes of the season.

2019 Queen City Fall Festival

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Highway 49, Concord
Free, more info

Bring the family and enjoy food trucks, entertainment, giveaways and more.

Next Plate: Throwback to the Classics

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m.
Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Ave.
$90, get your tickets

Chef Jordan Andino cooks up casual Filipino cuisine as DJ Fannie Mae and dueling hip-hop violinists complete this unique dining experience.

Pieces of a Dream, live in concert

Saturday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m.
McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.
$45.50-$69.50, get your tickets

Legendary contemporary jazz ensemble Pieces of a Dream have churned out chart-topping hits for four consecutive decades. They’re bringing the heat to Charlotte with vocalist Rhonda Thomas as the opening act.

Fantasia Presents “The Sketchbook Tour”

Friday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd.
Starting at $59, get your tickets

North Carolina’s own Fantasia brings her energy and soulful vocals to the Bojangles’ stage, along with her friends Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre.

EPMD

Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St.
Starting at $32, get your tickets

Hip-Hop legends Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith have been in the rap game for over 30 years. Catch the sophisticated wordsmiths perform their classics like “Strictly Business” and “You Gots to Chill.”

Keep up-to-date with things to do in the Queen City by visiting our events calendar.

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